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PODCAST: How To Turn a Profit With Your Indie Film Today: An Interview Film Marketing Guru Kyle Prohaska

Today, I’m joined by the expert on all things relating to indie-film marketing and advertising – Kyle Prohaska. Kyle was on the show a couple years ago, and his first episode was incredibly eye-opening and packed with great strategies for filmmakers looking to monetize their creative work. But a lot has changed since then, and an updated chat...

PODCAST: Directing a $3500 Feature Film With Network Television Producer Turned Filmmaker Andrew Simonian

In this episode, I’m joined by Andrew Simonian to talk all about his feature film The Take Out Move, which was made for just $3500. Andrew spent decades producing and developing television for NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX, MTV, BET, and many others, before deciding to take a stab at the world of micro-budget filmmaking. By calling in favors and assembling...

Training Your Eye To Shoot In Natural Light With No Gear And No Crew

With the right approach, natural light can deliver unparalleled visual results with gorgeous color tones and striking contrast. With poor technique however, frustration and lackluster results are almost inevitable. Many people mistakenly believe that natural light offers an easier shooting experience, but that couldn’t be further from...

If You’re A Filmmaker, Text 323 516 1258

I thought I’d try a little experiment, and am hoping some of you will join me. In addition to the weekly content I put out here on my blog, podcast, and newsletter, I’ll now be sharing a little extra bonus material each week via text message. If you’re up for some filmmaking insight, movie recommendations, special offers, and more texted...

PODCAST: Introducing THE BACKLOT, An Exclusive Members Community For Feature Filmmakers

To celebrate the launch of my new members community for filmmakers The Backlot, I am publishing this special solo episode to help spread the good news. For some context, The Backlot is a community designed to give filmmakers the tools, resources, and connections needed to bring their feature films to life. Members are on a shared journey...

PODCAST: Making A $1,000,000 Feature Film Debut With Co-Directors Sandy Sternshein & Brad Riddell

Today I am joined by filmmaking duo Sandy Sternshein & Brad Riddell, here to talk about their feature directorial debut Later Days which was shot for just over $1MM and is currently gearing up for distribution. For some quick background – Brad came up through the studio system, writing films like American Pie: Band Camp, and producing features...

The Real Threat Of Automation & AI In Filmmaking, And Why Specialists & Freelancers Are At Risk

There’s a lot of speculation about how AI, automation and other technological breakthroughs will change the film industry in years to come… But I think much of it misses the mark.  Those with a more dystopian outlook believe AI has the potential to assume the role of screenwriters, directors, editors, and other key creatives. Personally, I don’t...

PODCAST: Cutting Theatrical Documentary Features With Mike J. Nichols, Editor of Zappa, Echo In The Canyon & Last Play At Shea

On this episode, I’m joined by acclaimed filmmaker and editor Mike J. Nichols, known for his amazing work on countless documentary features like Last Play At Shea, Echo In The Canyon, and (most recently) Zappa. Mike generously shares his wealth of knowledge gained through an incredible career in post-production, leading off with a wild story...

PODCAST: From Law And Politics To Indie Filmmaking With Michael Rekola, Founder Of The Capitol Hill Film Festival

Many would-be filmmakers dream of leaving their day jobs to make films, but few ever take the leap. Today’s guest is certainly an exception to the rule. Michael Rekola spent years working as a lawyer in the political world, and even served as the Communications Director for the U.S. House Of Representatives in 2014-2015, before leaving it behind...

You’re Invited To THE BACKLOT: A Clubhouse For Filmmakers

I am thrilled to announce the official launch of The Backlot – An exclusive community for independent feature filmmakers.The Backlot was engineered with one purpose in mind: To make your next feature film a reality.Nearly every filmmaker has a goal of making a feature, but few have the resources or bandwidth to pull it off.Making a film is never as...

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